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Rembrandt Chamber Players
Founded in the fall of 1990, the Rembrandt Chamber Musicians features six of the most highly accomplished musicians in the Chicago area, including principal members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The ensemble’s expansive repertoire, ranging from historically informed performances of baroque classics to contemporary works by local composers, has consistently garnered high praise and recognition.
Founded in the fall of 1990, the Rembrandt Chamber Players (RCP) is composed of seven of the finest musicians in the Chicago area, including members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Music of the Baroque. The ensemble successfully maintains an unusually wide repertoire, performing Baroque music in a historically informed manor, to 21st century compositions with eclectic instrumentations. RCP has, since its inception, actively commissioned twelve works by renowned composers from the Chicago area and beyond.
The ensemble also appears regularly on fine arts radio station WFMT, both live and in a series of rebroadcasts of concerts during the summers. In 1996, RCP was invited to represent the city of Chicago at the first Greenwich-Docklands Festival in London.
Deeply committed to fostering chamber music education and appreciation, RCP founded an Annual High School Chamber Music Competition in 1995, one of few in the country. The Rembrandt Young Artists program was founded in 2006 and provides numerous performance opportunities and coaching sessions for the competition winners.